The Indonesian National Police (INP) is moving quickly to handle flash flood victims in the Province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

Various assistance has been delivered since yesterday to ease the burden on the community. Among them are public kitchen cars, boats, to rubber boats.

“The ranks of the NTT Regional Police have dispatched six ships and five rubber boats. Meanwhile, in the NTT Regional Police, there are ten ships and eight rubber boats,” said Head of Public Relations INP Inspector General Pol Inspector General Argo Yuwono in a written statement, Monday (5/4/2021).

Several Mobile Brigade of Regional Police units, namely East Java, Central Java, DIY, Bali, and NTB, are also ready to send SAR vehicles that contain a car that can be used as a field kitchen.

“Directorate of water and air police Headquarters has also alerted a Bharata Ship in Labuhan Bajo and a Casa standby aircraft in Kupang,” explained Inspector General Argo.

Another assistance was also provided, such as 100 blankets, 100 sarongs, 100 mattresses, 100 towels, 200 boxes of milk, 200 boxes of delicious noodles, 30 boxes of coffee, and dozens of boxes toiletries that were ready to be distributed.

Inspector General Argo ensured that in addition to this assistance, INP would return to distribute other aid. “We have coordinated with the Chiefs of Regional Police to send aid to NTT immediately,” he said.

As is known, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) reported that the number of victims who died due to flash floods in NTT reached 68 people in several districts. At the same time, 70 other people are missing.

A total of 938 households (KK) or 2,655 people were affected. This disaster was triggered by extreme weather, which caused high-intensity rain, resulting in flash floods last Sunday (4/4).

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